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Quick Overview

For 60 years, Cal State East Bay has served the Bay Area as part of the California State University system, providing access to higher education for a diverse student body and advancing regional engagement through its academic programs and leadership.

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Per Aspera Ad Astra — Through Adversity to the Stars


  • Hayward — undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Concord — select undergraduate and credential programs
  • Oakland — professional degrees and continuing education
  • Online — select undergraduate and graduate programs 


Dr. Leroy M. Morishita


  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Education and Allied Studies
  • College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • College of Science

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science, Master of Social Work, Doctorate in Education

49 bachelor’s degrees, 61 minors, 31 master’s degrees, 32 credentials and certificates, 1 doctoral degree

>Degrees Conferred, 2016-2017

Degrees Conferred, 2016-2017
Bachelor's 3,529
Master's 1,166
Doctorate 9
Total 4,704

Most Popular Undergraduate Majors

Business Administration, Health Sciences, Psychology, Pre-Nursing Program, Kinesiology/Physical Education, Criminal Justice, Biology, Sociology, Human Development, Computer Science, Pre-Nursing

Most Popular Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Business Administration, Computer Science, Health Care Management/Administration, Public Administration, Business Analytics, Social Work, Communicative Disorders, Statistics, Counseling and Guidance, Education
Continuing Education

Offers more than 40 high-quality continuing education degree and certificate programs for working professionals — many taking place in the evening, on weekends, or online. Programs are taught by instructors with industry experience and academic accolades. See Continuing Education.

Online Campus

Cal State East Bay is known as an early adopter, innovator, and leader of quality online education among CSU campuses. In fall 2017, nearly 20 percent of instruction was delivered through online or hybrid courses, and more than 15 percent of instruction is being offered completely online. In addition, 10 percent of students are taking courses exclusively online, and 55 percent of undergraduate students and 36 percent of graduate students are taking at least one online or hybrid course.


Fall 2017 total enrollment: 15,447
Undergraduate Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate
Full-time 11.318 1,259
Part-time 1,692 1,178
Female 62% 63%
Male 38% 37%
African American/Black 10.1% 8.1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.2%
Asian 23.4% 17.8%
Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.5%
Hispanic/Latino 34.3% 14.1%
White 14.6% 20.8%
Multiple Ethnicity 5.7% 4.4%
Race/Ethnicity Unknown 4.5% 9.8%
International 6.3% 24.3%
Alameda and Contra Costa counties 7,145 1,301
Other California counties 5,276 548
Other states 78 23
Other countries 511 565

Cost and Financial Aid

Mandatory Tuition and Fees per Year

  • Full-time, undergraduate, California resident: $6,834
  • 74% of students received financial aid in 2016-17 
    • 62% received grants or scholarships
    • 43% received loans
    • 2% received Federal Work Study
  • 44% of students received Pell Grants in 2016-2017
  • Total of $135 million in aid was awarded in 2016-17

Community Engagement

In the 2016-2017 academic year, Cal State East Bay offered 330 community-based learning courses, with 5,945 students engaged in more than 217,000 hours of service in the East Bay region. In the spring, 1,240 freshmen contributed more than 4,000 hours of service through the Freshman Day of Service. Pioneers for Change, the Center for Community Engagement's service learning leadership program, contributed over 4,000 hours in the community through internships and community service. See The Center for Community Engagement.


NCAA Division II — California Collegiate Athletic Association

  • Mascot: Pioneers
  • Colors: Red, black, and white
  • Men’s: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, track and field
  • Women’s: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, track and field, volleyball, water polo 
  • Student-Athletes, 2017-18: 244


Employee as of Fall 2017
Faculty 917
Tenured, tenure-track 336
Librarians 22
FERPs (Faculty Early Retirement Program) 28
Lecturers, academic-related positions 568
Coaches  26
Staff & Administration 985
Full-time 883
Part-time 102

Operating Budget

Fiscal Year 2017-18

$201.8 million

Gifts & Grants

Private Support
$3.1 million in the 2016-17 fiscal year

$10.7 million in sponsored project contracts and grants in the 2016-17 academic year


WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC); some departments and programs also individually accredited.

Cal State East Bay in the News

Keep up with students, faculty, alumni and friends


More than 130,000 alumni contribute to the economic, social and cultural quality of life in the East Bay and beyond. The vast majority of Cal State East Bay graduates continue to live and work in the Bay Area. See Alumni.

Prominent Pioneers

Edward G. "Ted" Barrett
Umpire, Major League Baseball

Kenneth W. Bayless
Professional Boxing Referee

Judy Belk
President and CEO, California Wellness Foundation

Robert M. “Mike” Bellotti
College Football Analyst, ESPN; Former Head Coach, University of Oregon

Ruth Bley
Founder, Bleyco Incorporated

Kelly Bowers
Superintendent, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District

Keith Carson
Supervisor, Alameda County

Scott A. Chambliss
Production Designer and 2002 Emmy Award Winner

Ping Cheng
CEO, Delta Electronics

Karen Colonias
President and CEO, Simpson Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Bita Daryabari

Atul Dhablania
Vice President of Hardware Engineering, Dell SonicWALL

John Garcia
Vice President, Government Relations, Kaiser Permanente

Janet E. Grove
Former Vice Chair, Macy’s

Tessie Guillermo
Chair of the Board, Dignity Health

James Hannan
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Enterprises, Koch Industries, Inc.

J.R. Havlan
Writer, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”; Emmy Award Winner, “The Daily Show”

Gaylord G. “Glenn” Henry 
Cofounder, Centaur Technology

Cheryl E. Hurd
Reporter, NBC Bay Area

James M. Iglehart
Tony Award-winning Broadway Actor, “Aladdin”; currently appearing in “Hamilton”

Marilyn E. King
Olympic Pentathlete, ’72, ‘76

Scott G. Kriens
Chairman, Juniper Networks

Karen Luey
Former Executive VP and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Jamba Juice

Mark Mastrov
Founder, 24 Hour Fitness

Byron J. Miranda
Meteorologist, WPIX 11, New York

Joe L. Morgan
Hall of Fame Player, Major League Baseball; Former Broadcaster, ESPN

Karen Oliver
Founder and Owner, Karen Oliver and Associates

Nancy O’Malley
District Attorney, Alameda County

Cecil B. Pickett
Retired President, Research and Development, Biogen Idec, Inc.

David Rinetti
Vice President, Stadium Operations, Oakland A’s

Brian E. Ronholm
Former Deputy Undersecretary for Food Safety, USDA

Richard Valle
Supervisor, Alameda County

Timothy P. White
Chancellor, CSU System

Gene L. Yang
MacArthur Fellow and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Library of Congress

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